Embracing Diversity Competition 2018-2019

WIN UP TO £400 in retail vouchers!

Closing date: 29 April 2019

In its 5th year, the competition aims to find the most effective expression of the “embracing diversity” theme and all students are encouraged to take part regardless of their course.

The primary driving force of the competition is to encourage students to reflect upon what Equality, Diversity and Inclusion means to them. We want you to showcase your talent, innovation and creativity by entering our annual competition and be in with the chance of winning up to £400*

* In retail vouchers


The ‘Embracing Diversity Competition’ 2019 will focus on what diversity means for you. We want you to produce and display a piece of work that embraces diversity. From an art and design display, to an inclusive business idea or even a group community project, the possibilities are endless!

All entries (group or individual) must be from students currently registered and attending a course during the 2018-2019 academic year. All entry forms need to be submitted by 5pm on 29th April 2019.

Successful shortlisted entries will win retail vouchers and three overall college winners will go forward to the regional competition and award ceremony, with Glasgow City College and Glasgow Kelvin College, held in Glasgow Clyde College's Langside campus in June later this year.

Competition details

Each student can submit a maximum of two entries: one as an individual and/or one group entry. The piece of work does not need to relate to your course. Note: all entries must be an original piece of work and we would encourage audio and/or video based entries to be as short as possible (no longer than 5 minutes).

Ideas for types of entries:


  • a record of relevant community or citizenship activity
  • an event programme/concept, including community and care, hair and beauty, language, sport, or tourism


  • a sculpture, piece of craftwork, furniture, jewellery, glasswork, ceramic, 3D design, model, product design, or interior design project.
  • a poem, short story, song, news article, or film/television/radio production (no more than 5 minutes)
  • a piece of graphic design, painting, illustration, poster, pamphlet, banner, photograph, or print.
  • an item of cookery, baking, cake decoration, sugar-craft, or food and beverage service


  • a web page, interactive media, computing program, information database, or blog
  • a business and enterprise proposal, event vision or logistical plan
  • a building, joinery and shop-fitting, painting and decorating, stonemasonry, bricklaying, plastering, or tiling project
  • a web page, interactive media, computing program, information database, or blog

The only limit is your imagination!

Judging criteria

Entries must clearly meet the following judging criteria:

  • Clarity and accessibility of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion message
  • Level of effort shown
  • Originality of concept
  • Quality of work
  • Impact on viewer/audience
  • Scope for awareness raising and promotional work

Equality, diversity and inclusion definitions

The following definitions are provided to help entrants (and supporting staff):

  • Equality is about providing a level playing field for disadvantaged groups to ensure fairness and foster respect.
  • Diversity is about valuing everyone as a unique individual and celebrating this difference.
  • Inclusion is in education is regarded as a process of addressing and responding to the diverse needs of all learners through increasing participation in learning, cultures and communities, and reducing exclusion.

To address the theme, the entry could:

  • Explore the issues faced by a group who identify as having a protected characteristic.
  • Be an idea to address bullying, harassment, victimisation or discrimination.
  • Be a call to action to encourage society, or the College to be more inclusive.

How to enter

You are encouraged to submit an entry form and save the file as Online Entry Form_YOUR NAME, e.g. “Online Entry Form_JohnSmith”. However, an alternative print copy is available from the Student Advice Centre and the main reception within each campus.

Electronic forms must be submitted to: and printed copies returned to the Student Advice Centre at any campus.

What happens next

Students (and supporting staff) should ensure entries are complete and ready for transportation (if applicable) by week commencing Monday 13 May 2019.

Students will be contacted with instructions regarding when and where to move their work for judging and display purposes.

Students/supporting staff are responsible for transporting the entries to and from the judging and display space.

Ensure you have clearly written your name, your lecturer’s name, faculty, course title, and entry title on the back of your entry, or have attached these details to clearly identify you before you transport and submit your entry.

Prizes and faculty informtion

A panel of cross college staff including staff from the College’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee will judge entries.

Shortlisted winning entries will be announced and prizes allocated by Friday 31 May 2019.

The College’s four faculties are:

  • Access and Continuing Learning
  • Business, Creative and Digital Industries
  • Engineering, Computing and the Built Environment
  • Health and Wellbeing

There are three prize levels for Faculty and College winners:

  • Faculty Level - Commended: £50*
  • Faculty Level - Highly Commended: £75*
  • Faculty Level - Winner £100*
  • Overall College - Commended: £100*
  • Overall College - Highly Commended: £200*
  • Overall College - Winner £300*

Students can win at a faculty and overall college level.

* All prizes will be given in retail vouchers.

Regional Competition

The overall top three entries will have the chance to compete across the region, joined by City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Kelvin College.

The prizes for the regional winners will be presented at the Regional Award Ceremony in June 2019 (exact date and venue tbc).

Collection of entries

Entrants (and supporting staff) are responsible for collecting their entries following the awards ceremony. Please contact the equalities team via their email:

Entries not collected by 1st August will be recycled.

Terms and Conditions and Declaration

Entries must clearly meet the judging criteria to be considered for judging and be of sufficient quality to win a prize. Audio and/or video-based entries must not be longer than 5 minutes in duration. Prizes are available for each faculty. Prizes will be given in retail vouchers. Prizes will be shared if the entry is from a group rather than an individual.

By completing the entry form, you accept you have agreed to the terms & conditions and have cleared all relevant rights relating to any third party content within your submission. The College reserves the right to make copies of submitted entries, e.g. for marketing and promotion purposes. You will be acknowledged as the author(s) and the intellectual property rights belong to you.


If you wish any further information, please E: or T: 0141 357 6141.